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Artisan Bread

This easy homemade Artisan Bread recipe only requires 4 simple ingredients.

This bread is a great bread for beginners or a seasoned baker. If you are wanting a quick and easy bread..this is it. I use only 4 simple ingredients that you most likely have in your pantry. This is not a bread that needs a lot of kneading or fuss. I am sure you are going to love the crunch of the crust and the softness of the inside.

There is nothing better than homemade bread, especially the smell of it baking. So let’s get to baking.

Ingredients:

  • 3 C Flour
  • 2 tsp activated yeast
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 12oz warm water

Take your warm water and add your yeast to it. Set it aside.

In a large mixing bowl or mixer, combine your flour and salt and mix.

Once the yeast is activated add it to your dry ingredients. Mix everything. Once the dough comes together cover your bowl and place it in a warm spot to rise. Rising times will vary on the temperature of your home. If it is warmer it will rise quicker. Let it rise for approximately 2 hours or until the dough doubles in size.

When it is done rising punch the dough down. Also, at this point, you want to turn your oven on 450 degrees and place your Dutch oven with the lid in the oven while it preheats.

Put some flour on your hands and a little on the surface you are working on, and work your dough into a round shape. Place the dough on a piece of parchment paper. You can cut a slit in the top if you would like.

Using Oven Mits take the Dutch oven out of the oven. Place your dough with parchment paper in the Dutch oven. Cover it and put it into the oven for 25-30 minutes. After 25-30 minutes take the lid off and let it cook for another 7-10 minutes or until the top is golden brown. These baking times will vary so keep an eye on it at this point.

Carefully remove it from the oven and place it on a rack to cool. Let it cool…I know you will be tempted to cut it, but let it cool down.

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Happy Baking and Be Blessed!

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